Shabqadar My new year’s resolution in 2016 was to write a story. Maybe it would be a book. Maybe it would just be a long piece of fiction. Maybe it would be 200 words. Didn’t know, but I needed to get it out of my head. During a baseball camp trip with my son that summer, […]
Coulommiers This first appeared in the Platte County Landmark on December 5, 2017.
There are ironies in life that donâ€™t get enough attention. Kansas City is known as the city of fountains, but the climate doesnâ€™t allow them to run four months out of the year. The fact that the man who proclaimed â€œLOCK HER UPâ€ […]
It has been said that if you don’t shoot, you don’t score – so in that spirit, I wanted to make a last ditch effort here.
Stay in Kansas City. Stay with your friends. Stay with the clubhouse dance music, and the never ending game of cards, and most of all the […]
Below is a guest post by Dave Darby. Dave and I were members of the #SungWooToKC welcoming committee back in July of 2014. It’s fair to say that what we experienced changed our lives and immediately we knew we wanted to do something to give back to the city that showed Sungwoo and us so […]
This column first appeared in the Platte County Landmark, the week of October 2, 2017.
It seems more and more every day that I am an enigma. Everyone seems to be picking sides, like the worldâ€™s meanest game of playground kickball. Lining up on the right are those aligned with certain ideologies, and they seem […]
This article first appeared in the Platte County Landmark on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
This weekend it ends. Sunday afternoon around 4:00 PM to be exact.
That is the time when the crowd of fans at Kauffman Stadium will begin to disperse after giving their final standing ovations, leaving only hot dog wrappers and empty […]
This was my first two-part column for the Platte County Landmark. It is presented here in its entirety:
Over the past couple of months, Iâ€™ve been picking up a few extra bucks by driving for Uber, the ridesharing service thatâ€™s cheaper than a taxi, but utilizes regular people to drive you from […]
In comedy, there are certain unspoken rules. There are topics that all but the most extreme would find taboo. Throughout history, there are hundreds of examples of when taboo jokes have worked, and when they have not. Dancing the line between comedy and disaster is walking on a tightrope above shark infested waters. The impact, […]
This is the first of two pieces I’ve written this week about the passing of Neal Patterson – the innovator, billionaire, visionary, and part owner of Sporting Kansas City. Oh, and he also was CEO of Cerner Corporation, the company I work for. This is normally where I would say that this information does not […]
First appeared in the Platte County Landmark.
It was nearly one am when my nose started to tingle. I rolled over in bed to the typical source of smells in our bedroom at one am and asked my wife, â€œdo you smell something?â€
She replied with something inaudible and likely dreamlandâ€™s version of a […]